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in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards. >> there is no right way to do the wrong thing. there is no humane way to strap a human being down to a table and methodically ritual is tickly poison to death. >> this is a picture of the man executed next wednesday. albert greenwood brown was convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. should the judge to order the execution wo
wednesday here at san quentin recently refurbished its chamber appeared you see a u.s. district judge sing their the browns execution could move ahead. brown was convicted of the 1980 rape and murder of a 15 year-old riverside county girl. on the phone with us now is our legal analyst michael cardozo he joins us to talk more about this upcoming execution. michael kenney arrest. questiowhy did to choices for the leaflet jackson drug. >> of the big issue was the eighth read drug cocktail that our state uses to execute people to read the first drug that suggested by the one to be executed wonders them unconscious, the second one paralyzes them and the third one stops the heart. there was question about whether that second drug affected the paralysis to the point where the one that was going to be executed would feel the execution weather would be too much pain. >> what's confusing is that the state now has the option is being made decides to choose the one drug option the state has the option to step in and disagree with the judge and offered a stay of execution. why would the judge offer som
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
! happy friday, everyone! it's 5 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. pg&e is investigating the intriguing and frightening possibility that microbes inside a gas pipe may have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago. sounds incredulous but it's happened before. jenelle has details. >> yes, it has, kristen. ten years ago in the new mexico desert, the pipeline ruptured killing 12. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipeline. 72% of the metal had been eaten away. the pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old, 30 inches in diameter, the same as the one here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. the report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. basically microbes that thrive, go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in a pipeline and start eating away on the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion on the 46-mile pipeline runs from san
channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us, it is friday, september 24th. i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> thank you very much, pam and dave. happy friday, everybody. clear skies, fog is trying to go down the coast. 60s, 70s,s by the bay. few low 90s, will the weekend continue this warming trend? your answer in five minutes, now sal with an update our your friday traffic. >> steve you are looking at a live picture -- [ inaudible ] >> -- couldn't to berkeley and emeryville and oakland, no major problems there. when you get to the tail plaza that commute looks pretty good. it is -- a big rig accident in vallejo overnight has shut down two major avroom pes at 3:00 this morning. the highway patrol says it happened when a big rig tried to take the avrail p too fast flipped on its side and dumped its load offed so. no drugs or alcohol has been involved and the big rig has been cleared. the avramp is set to re-open as soon as crews can get all thatted sod off the road. >> police are warning women a
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
happened in walnut creek. a man in an suv approached a 13- year-old boy and tried to use a common ruse. >> the juvenile didn't know who he was but he said he was supposed to pick him up. that was a clue to the young man because he just walked off and the man drove off. >>> the suspect is a thin hispanic man in his 50s. police are looking for a white man with a heavy accident. in walnut creek the man is a heavy set man in his 40s or 50s. live in brentwood, i'm john sasaki. >>> to the peninsula where that devastated neighborhood in san bruno is beginning to undergo dramatic changes. exactly two weeks after a natural pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes. today's crews using heavy machinery are starting to clean up before the rebuilding begins. >> reporter: progress is starting in small steps. this is one of the homes where crews began today removing large materials and started scraping the soil. all day excavators scooped up blackened and burned debris of what was once someone's home. >> they picked up my rv and threw it in the garbage. there wasn't much to throw away. >> reporter
to the environmental director about this task. and she joins us live. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: yes, i just spoke with dean peterson, who is the director of the environmental health division of the county. he wants to get crews back to work. i want you to take a look behind me. we are on clairemont and vermont. and you can see the devastation throughout here. work is going really three home sites at a time. so you can see kind of in distance where there is an excavator and bulldozer over there. we assume that that's where some of the work will be going on. they are going piece by piece back here. and that process does continue. this morning, dean peterson told me that operations yesterday, which was the first day of demolition, went well. the first to actually finish yesterday as planned. but they are expected to be cleared up sometime this morning. and crews move onto the next three. there were more than three dozen homes destroyed. and so far, the county has been given the go-ahead to clear the sites. health concerns, a big issue out here. but the air is being monitored, both right next t
today is breezy but it won't stop us from being warm. look dead saturday and sunday. fifth for his great barbecue in leather. hough rate in the center of your screen let's talk about the warriors' new head coach. he will offer his condolences to those left displaced from the san bruno blast. he will talk to a family at the veterans memorial recreation center about how to rebound and rebuild. if you're wondering why he's a new head coach of the warriors it's because it's the end of an you're. don nelson is about to resign as head coach. it has financed talking all around the bay area. >> sources say the announcement will be made at the start of the training camp next week fans we spoke to respect nelson but say it's time the warriors had new leadership. >> i think it's a good think i think it's about time. he didn't emphasize defense. >> it could be a blessing in disguise in the 90's he had it there but he lot slip through its lenders. >> it is time for him to step aside there is a new regime coming in but he served the purpose while he reinvigorated stance. >> it's a good thing the
at kaiser center auditorium in downtown. oakland is using a ranked choice system in the election. you can choose the top three candidates and if no one gets 50% of the vote the vote is redistributed. when the debate concludes we will post it for you on our web site. and we will have a complete report on our 10:00 news. >>> it has been two weeks since the san bruno gas pipeline disaster. now the state is ordered to look into what happened and probe the safety of pg&e pipeline. the commission today ordered the creation of independent review panel, including a group of experts selected in the next 60 days. the commission has ordered pg&e to pay for the panel and they must make all of the people ready for interviewed and release all of the records for the pipeline that ruptured. >>> crews started the next face of cleanup. demolishing the first of three dozen homes destroyed in the fire. the three homes leveled today is one on fair month and the other on earl and the third on claremon avenue. >> reporter: rick stopped to look at the damage done here. he has run through this neighborhood every
is so late a state credit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank due to lack of payment. that means the state park department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is outrageous. today it is toilet paper. tomorrow trail closure. rest ramp closure at state beaches. people don't know what to expect. >>reporter: urban state park have the advantage of going to state warehouses for the supplies. the park department though can't say which rural sites are affected. but estimates it is roughly one-third of the nearly 300 state parks. >> isn't just toilet paper. it's bulk fall for cars, cars, trucks. it is auto parts for fixing cars and trucks or other equipment. lawn equipment. it is housekeeping supplies. >>reporter: budget negotiations on how to close the 19 billion dollar deficit has been painstakingly slow. meetings taking place in los angeles this week because the governor has been too sick to travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until budget and back payments are paid. the visitors thought the toilet paper was foychb
of nonpayment the state's credit card can also be deactivated. that is used to purchase various goods, services like toilet paper for rural parks. that means this could run out sometime in october if there is no budget. dan kerman, kron 4 news. >> and most entities, san jose's redevelopment agency is on hard times. the agency is laid off 20% of its staff. and as rob fladeboe explains that fewer dollars for fewer projects. >> this is a very tough economy right now. >> from his 14th floor office and a city hall redevelopment manager pointed out several projects that there would be no funding, any time soon. >> we have a long list of projects in this neighborhood. we have repealed out. they love of theçhstreetçç improvement projects, infrastructure, downtown will not be able to do. we had to cut back on staffing, we've cut 14 positions this year on top of the 25 positions, last year am planning on the loss of millions, of some of california,-blaming, the new e to unveil a community center opening this weekend will be the last build in san jose for many years to come. and we're hoping as the
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